The pharmaceutical companies clearly have to be behind this one. After an abundance of available vaccinations, we got reports that this was the worst year for flu in more than four years. This of course comes after last year when we had a so-called shortage of vaccinations. Of course there was no shortage, there was just the fear put in by the pharmaceutical companies that enough people would not get their shots so that more people would be consulting their doctors in order to get the flu shot. And of course who pays for these flu shots? Either the government or private insurance companies.
So why does an abundance of available vaccinations result in a larger number of cases? Well the easy answer and the most probable answer is that the vaccinations were not effective. We now know that there is a type A flu and a type B flu. The vaccinations only cover type A.
Now, why isn't anyone raising the question about accountability on this issue? If patients of the medical industry were seeking immunization, it clearly was not delivered. So why is the health industry getting away with this? You think even the Democrats would be screaming lawsuit for this. You'd think even the people calling for socialization of health insurance would use this as a textbook case for how things are going wrong under the present system.
So who produced these vaccinations? Was it just one company? Did it come from Canada? Were people being injected with sugar water? No one seems to be investigating this. Then, of course, public service announcements have the gall to tell us that it should not keep us from getting a flu shot next year. Well, I cannot be considered a young child or elderly but I do not get the flu shot. And as a result I have not gotten the flu in years. Now the point is not to tell people to stay away from the flu shot, but to question the gullibility of or society as excepting the flu shot as an annual ritual. So let's put the flu shot on a scale of reliable annual events: at one end of the spectrum, let's label it the spring equinox. At the other end of the scale, will label that the Easter bunny. Now between those two, where shall we place the flu shot?
Even more dangerous question we should ask is: will this get better if we socialize the health care industry? What about the measles? Should this be handled in the same way?